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PIG PRODUCTIONS PATENTED POP PARADE April 1,1978 
| #103 ~ 

l.RICH KIDS THE RICH KIDS (1977) 

2. I'M IN LOVE The Rutles (1978) 

3. LESS THAN ZERO Elvis Costello (1977) 

4.ROCKAWAY BEACH The Ramones (1977) 

5. HOLD MY HAND The Rutles (1978) 

6. SLOW DEATH The Flamin Groovies (1972) 

7. SURF CITY Jan And Dean (1963) 

8. TEENAGE LOBOTOMY. . .The Ramones (1977) 

9. RED RUBBER BALL.... The Diodes (1977) 

1 10. NO ACTION Elvis Costello (1978) 

Dear Pigs, 

I was reading through your mag and I thought it 
might be a punk paper but what the fuck man. Your 
writing stories that are pure shit about pure shit 
bands like Simply Saucer, Battered Wives, and The 
Concordes. Do you really know what punk is? Have 
you been around David's lately? You should be 
writing things about the punk scene. Like I mean 
why the fuck don't you write about The Ugly or The 
Curse. How come you haven't written about The Shock 
Theatre? Did you know that it even existed. Did 
you know there is a new punk band from Vancouver 
called The Skulls? How come you haven't mentioned 
the fact that there are other publications out 
around town that are better than yours? Where the 
fuck are you from anyway man, a fuckin pig farm? 
So stuff that in your fuckin paper you pigs. 






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A Prayer 
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Dear Lord, when he comes knocking, 
I bey you DON'T BE CRUEL. 
He was more than |ust a HOUND DOG, 
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! know that now he's n Your funds, 
though he once did LOVE ME TENDER. 
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BERN1E KUGEL o^ the gieat BIG STAR famine tia.6 ju6t happl^ed u.6 voiZk an up-lo-tke-minute 
Kun-doivn o^ the neuxivi6t6 o^ upttate New Yolk. Fot fanXluvi detail*, contact BK at 104 
ClaKemont Avenue, Bu^alo, New Voik, USA 14222, Tkete band* axe Toronto-bound 6oon too, 

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Around since '69 or '70, the core of the group being BRUCE EATON and PETER LaBONNEX, the 
latter the songwriter, leader, guitarist, singer. Top Hits: "If Looks Could Kill", "Duke 
Of Earl", "Roots", "Roadrunner" , "Tarzan Jane Hungry", "Eyes And Legs", "The Big Flood", 
and "Night Shift Nurse". Unlike any other music of any other band, but vaguely VELVETS, 
DOORS-y. Farfisa Organ-crazy fun music, definately meant to be enjoyed drummer BRUCE 
emphasizes. Most recently rounded-out by bassist JOHN BEE KING. One night too long ago 
crazy PETER wandered into a bar somewhere in Buffalo and started playing MORRIS ALBERT'S 
"Feelings" and had everyone crying their eyes out. He then played one of his own songs 
startling the angered customers who didn't understand its bizarreness. A fight ensued. A 
few days later PETER left town and is now supposedly residing in Vermont! That leaves 
BRUCE and JOHN who will be recording tapes using guitar and keyboards respectively which 
will soon see release on BIG STAR Records along with hours more great stuff in the can. 
So at least temporarily there are no live REIMONDOS, but that may change someday as we all 
take up a common cry: PETER COME HOME! 



m JUMPERS 



BOB KOZAK (guitar, vocals ), TERRY SULLIVAN (vocals) , SCOTT MICHAELS (guitar) , CRAIG MEYLAN (bass" 
ROGER NICHOL (drums) are fuckin legends and superstars in their native suburb of Hamburg 
(New York) where they've been playing in one form or another for over five years. Unlike 
THE REIMONDOS' stranqe sounds, THE JUMPERS' music is firmly mid-Sixties BEATLES/STONES/ 
EASYBEATS. Top Hits: "Cabin Five", "100 MPH", "You'll Know Better When I'm Gone", "The Power 
In Those Eyes", "I Can't Make It Without You" , "California" , and more. Another band with an 
EP forthcoming on BIG STAR, they can really control audiences when playing live. Could 
definately be The Next Big Thing. 



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BERNARD KUGEL (vocals , guitar ,bass) ,DAVE MEINZER(vocals, bass , guitar) , MAC (vocals, bass, guitar) , 
DIMITRI POPADOPOULIS (etc. ) are two writers, a record story guy, and a layout guy. Another 
fanzine band! Top Hits: "New Wave Girl", "The Way I Feel Tonight" , "Devoted To You", "Night 
Time'V'Mail On Sundays" , "Be Agressive They Say", "Can't Seem To Make You Mine", "I'm Not Your 
Steppin Stone". Emotional, melodic new wave influenced by BLUE ASH, CARGOE, DEL SHANNON, 
TROGGS, ABBA, and KINKS. Naturally, they were also snatched up by BIG STAR Records. Hopefully 
you'd let your sister qo out with them. 



Mcanw'nile in Hamilton, the pa*t *eve-ial montii* nave, produced nexuity a dozen new and 
vital band* of iveJiij vaKiety who join fiank* with, town vetexam Simply SaaceA, The 
Loved One*, and Teenage Head. On febiuajiy Ibth 7 975, thxee of, the*e band* Minted the. 
VMCA and *taged a conceit the like* of which Ivx* neveA been witne**ed in Toronto let 
alone "Hamtown" . The thKee. wene ACE, THE WANDERERS, and 







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Dear Mr 



Please be informed that our following expenses must be paid within 
two weeks from today. 




Cleaning - 5 people X 5 hours X 5 

Replace Door (Memorial Room) 

Damage to Vegetables 

(Carrots and Lettuces) 

.^J^LS 6 to Ladies Was h room iv^-O, 

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ARE, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT 
Le* RippeA (guitar - in- 
fluences: Sex Pistols, 
Kiss; ambition: to show 
Toronto that Hamilton 
punks are Tops) ,hiikkey 
de Sadist ( influences: 
Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop and 
James Williamson, Ace 
Frehley; ambition: to 
get my hands on Sally 
cato) ,lKi*tex h\adne** 
(drums - influences: Kiss, 
Generation X, Montrose; 
ambition: to play Shock 
Theatre) ,Chxi** Suicide 
(bass - influences: Gene 
Simmons, Sid Vicious, Capt. 
Sensible; ambition: to be 
louder than The Viletones) 
Led by guitaAibt-vocaiist- 
compo*eA hlLkkey, the 
Rebel* aKe already legend* 
in theix hometown, and 
feel only they aKe woKthy 
of filling the gap left 
when theJji lone, compete- 
to n*, The. Miletone*, flee 
to the UK. To the left i* 
a copy of thein fin*t fan 
mail in Atactic n to theiA 
febfwaxy 25th conceit. 



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ELV: 14 one mone pen&on tellA me "Have A Good 
Vay" I think I'll hhoot them. 
Vo ijcu pnehen Canadian audienceA to Amenlcan? 
I am an extnaondinanily bitten penAon. 
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ThiA aitennoon I heand a tape 0^ youn new album 

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mone nocked-up than My AIM IS TRUE but I think 

It' 4 juAt aA lame. 

J am an extnaondinanlty bitten penAon. 

And how do you cope with the had that viAually 

you'ne nothing but a cheap Buddy Holly imitaton? 

1(5 one mone penAon tellt me "Have A Good 

Vay" I think I'll thoot them. 

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Toronto is now witnessinq the return of 
that old favourite, Crowbar. They left 
the city, in 1974 for a tour of the Far 
East and only now, four years later, 
have they returned to the city's bar 
circuit. "Back then, we realized we 
either had to qet out of Toronto or split 
up" said leader Kelly Jay when I spoke 
with him at his home near Hamilton a few 
weeks ago. "Jeez, the places we played 
overseas - every slimy beer can... but 
the money was good and there was never 
any Question of breaking up, except for 
Joey Chirowski, who got an offer from Lou 
Reed he couldn't refuse". Crowbar toured 
solidly until early 1976 when they swung 
into Japan. There, in the city of Kobe, 
they wrangled a week's booking at the 
Emerald Heart Club. The engagement ended 
up lasting over eighteen months. "They 
wouldn't let us leave the stage, never 
mind the city" recalls Kelly. "We were 
treated like kings. We even had our pic- 
tures on bubblegum cards! One Roly 
Greenway card was worth five or six Jimmy 
Osmond cards. But my biggest regret was 
the recording scene over there. In all 
that time we cut only one EP: I sang two 
songs, Roly sang one, and John "Ghetto" 
Gibbard sang one in phonetic Japanese. 
My two songs, "Cherry Pie" and "Shanghied" 
eventually got released in Canada (Puck 45 
SL 7*605) and is still available". In spite 
of the gratifying reception, homesickness 
gradually set in. "Sonny Bernardi left for ( 
a long time and came back to play with 
Shooter, then he rejoined us. I guess I 
was the next to crack. I came home in mid- 
'76 and hung around for eight months, got 
married, wrote a bit. Then I re-did "Cherry 
Pie" with some friends, released it, and 
had a minor hit with it. By this time 
Ghetto, Rheal Lantheir, Roly and Sonny had 
come back home. We called in Ray Harrison 
from Shooter on organ and cut "Run, Run, 
Rudolph", which was released under my name 
even though we planned for it to go out as 
a Crowbar record". In December 1977 the 
band hit the road in Southern and Eastern 
Ontario, ending up back in Toronto in 
February. Their recent showcase week at the 
Colonial Tavern was to be an opportunity 
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amazingly tight good old rock'n'roll. 
And "Oh What A Feeling", their gigantic 
hit of six years ago, is still the show- 
stopper. As Kelly says, "There'll always 
be a place for good, simple rock. Even 
though we once had to leave Toronto be- 
cause people wanted synthesized shmaltz, 
just look at us now!" 



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High School 

I played Chinese checkers. That was before I 

lost all my marbles. Now I listen to Teenage 

Head. They even do "Drive-In" which is a fab 

ulous Beach Boys song. 

I remember the day they coagulated. We were 

all listening to MORE OF THE MONKEES (bCC page 

19) back in 67 in my basement and Gord (guitar) 

queried "Why can't we play this at 45?". Then 

Steve (bass) inquired "Can I use your mother's 

eye shadow?". After that Nick (drum) asked "If 

I take Chanzibar [bee PIG PapeA #7, page. 9) out 

the back will he do anything sick on the lawn?" 

after which Frankie (voice) repulsed "Got any 

Boston cream pie, or have you only got their 

first album?" 

After turning all these noticably intelli- 
gent high-frequency wasteland questions over 

in my cardboard brain, I suggested "Why don't you 'fadl^ off? You guys are really a bore. 

Get out of my suburban basement and start a band!" u FLAKE 

A silly average-height-for-his-weight dwarf bought that band from me for a completed 

income tax return and three DIODES LIVE boxed sets. I was so stupid. I could 've been happy, 

I could've been rich, now I'm a miserable son of a bitch. [Tliat'b btAange, because I've 

neve*. baid "Son o{s a bitch" In actual conversation. It boandb like something a Nova Scotia 

^ibhenman would bay. How it'b a poem. Copyright PIG 
Publibliing, CAP AC). 

I think I might like to become a locksmith some day, 
even though there's No Future in it For You. When 
Frankie Venom collides with himself in mid-air in mid- 
"Log In My Pocket" it reminds me of the time I met Joey 
Ramone in the House Of Mirrors on Coney Island. Frankie 
jumps through himself and Joey can't see himself: Two 
of the greatest examples of Newave Phenomena. Aside from 
The Diodes LP, a phenomenal pile of 

The fabulous Simply Saucer are back from their Brain 
Shock European Tour 78, ready to blast their way into 
your yard. The boys played a clean-cut power-pop set at 
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flesh critic-cum-rock cutter Nasty 
Dog aka Jake Smith or Bob even 
admits Saucer are "really qood". 

Nick Lowe is coming to town and 
he's my favourite bass player. Not 
forgetting to mention I've been in- 
formed he has a charming persona. 
Buy his new album JESUS OF COOL on 
Radar Records. Yeah, I can say it. 
Cool. 

But nobody would 've ever heard of 
Teenage Head in Hamilton if The 
Specs hadn't headed east for a tour 
leaving a hole in the Max Webster 
show that Gary Pig recommended My 
Four for. But nobody would 've ever 
heard of Teenage Head in Toronto if 
Imants Cranston hadn't dropped them 
off at the Colonial Tavern en route 
to his soccer game. But John Brower 
never would 've heard (of) Teenage 
Head if John (Lennon) & Yoko had of 
gone through with the Toronto Peace 
Festival. But "Kissa My Face" b/w 
"Tearing Me Apart" (Kash 5296344) 
never would 've come out if CBS had 
renewed The Diodes' contract. 

Whenever I bake a cake I use 
canned icing. Ray Davies isn't a 
drunk. Phil Lynott, yes, he of PIG 
Paper #5's Preparation H Award fame, 
doesn't know himself at all well. 
Nobody knows Stiv Bators was once 
called SStin Deluxe. 




GARY AND JOHNNY PIG IN A PIGSCLUSIVE 
INTERVIEW WITH NAZI DOG AND FREDDY PCMPEI 





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I uxu load-managing The Spec* EaAtesin Toun when The Gneat Tcxonto Musical Renai- 
6*ance [aka New Wave) enapted in easily 1977. By hpnAng tint yea*, I began noti- 
cing the&e odd yellow po&tesu with. "VilctoneA" written on them up all oven town, 
but it took me till the. tkind oh Juno, to finally 6ee what all tke &u64> wa* about. 
The place uxu> the. now legendasxy {what?) Cfia&k'n'BuAn club, and onto the. 6taqe 
climbed Hike, CliH.it>, Eneddy and Tke. Vog. I loved them then and 6titl do. Thesis.' 6 
much mo ne than Punk going on in The Vile-tone* - tkU ii> because tke &ouA6ome asie 
not jui>t anmcinin anancivUt* but nock 1 n' noil musician* (a dying bnee'd tke*e 
day*) and in tke ca*e o& Un.Vog, a unique individual wko'6 decided ke will take 
lia> own li^e in thn.ee yean.*. He will, too: Ja*t wait and *ee. "They're, legend*" 
*ay* Cindy Pig matten-o^^actly, and that* * about it. T'niA interview took place 
in tkeisi pal MasigasUta* 4 Wen; Rote *koppe on Tkusuday, Masick 16, 7 97$. Read it. 
NAZI: You guys gotta give me four bucks GARY: Freddy, what's in your past? 



before we start. I want a case of beer 
GARY: This had better be a good interv- 
iew... 
NAZI: It'll be a four-dollar interview. 
One tsxip to tke been. Atone latex: 

GARY: Tell us about your past. 

NAZI: Before I was in The Viletones I 
was on welfare. I'm not on it now but 
I was on it for about a year. 

GARY: Any truth to those rumours that 
you used to be a high-school David 
Bowie impersonator? 

NAZI: No. The guy that said that, 
Jeffrey Morgan - I'm really gonna beat 
him up. I'm gonna put Evel Knievel on 
him. He was paid by CBS Records to say 
that. I don't want to get into the 
politics. I'm not in the mood to talk 
about the fuck-ups we go through. 

GARY: It was in STAGE LIFE Magazine. 

NAZI: STAGE LIFE. . . [ScOWl] I don't be- 
lieve anyone read it. I don't really 
care. Anyways, it's not true. No. 

GARY: So you were really listening to 
Tommy James And The Shondells. 

NAZI: Yeah. 

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FRED: I'm from the States. I was in a 
band called The Abridged Version when 
I was about fourteen years old. I was 
in a band called Bubble when I was 
fifteen. We put out a record ("Choo 
Choo"/"They call Her Lady" on Dot, 
1967) that I sang on. I was in The 
Syndicate Of Sound for about a month. 

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To most of the so-called rock critics who inhabit this burg, the 
semi-infamous-but-boring Viletones are big (if not new) news. To 
some of us, however, they're just another side show in the rock 
'n' roll carnival. Take Nazi God, for instance. When I knew him 
several years ago he wasn't calling himself Nazi Dog. As a matter 
of fact, he wasn't calling himself anything 'cause he was just 
another nameless drone who went to the same High School that I 
did. This was back in 1973-74 during the Glitter Rock craze. 

He looked the same back then as he does now (save for the gash 
marks) - - with one small exception: Three years ago, Nazi Dog 
was a David Bowie look-alike. If you can believe it, that is. Like 
so many other image-conscious kids during that time, Nazi Dog 
did his hair up into a spikey Bowie do, slapped on some flash 
clothes, jewelry, stacked heels and went stalking past the third 
floor art lockers. Needless to say, he didn't look a thing like 
Bowie, but that didn't stop The Dog - - when you're busy living 
out a fantasy, such small details usually get swept aside in the 
overall narcistic overview. 

So, with visions of swastikas in my head, I went down to 
David's to catch the Viletones and see if The Dog was dressing 
any better than he was during his High School days. 

Whenever I've seen him at the Crash 'n' Burn (or the Shake 'n* 
Bake as it's also known - - for obvious reasons on a hot night), 
The Dog is usually dressed down in a ripped Tones T-shirt. 
However, when I caught him at David's (a gay disco-cum-punk 
palace, if you can swallow that), he had traded his silver Bowie 
glitter boots for a pair of leather pants (shades of Jim Morrison!) 
and - - get this - - a fake SS trenchcoat! (A fashion move ob- 
viously nicked from MainMan Vice President Leee Black 
Childers who took to wearing such an outfit on many an occasion 
• - not to mention ex-Stooge Ron "Dachau" Asheton - - who 
could have The Dog melted to bubbling flesh just by looking at 
him.) 

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the local punk rock group, the 
Viletones, is the son of David 
Leckie, an executive of Benson and 
Hedges (Canada) Ltd. Contacted 
the other day at work, Mr. Leckie 
professed to be unaware of the 
meaning of "punk rock." Phoning 
back later, he said he had had 
some people in the office at the 
time. 

He also adds that Nazi Dog, 
known in civilian life as Stephen 
Leckie, does not in fact keep him 
posted as to the group's doings 
"He's 20 years old, and he can liv 
his own life." 



few years ago. 
GARY: What did you do when you first got to Toronto? 

FRED: I used to play gigs with an acoustic guitar but Make Note I was not a folk 
singer. There's a difference between a folk singer and what I was doing. I can't 
fuckin play any of that "Orange Blossom Special" stuff. 
GARY: So what WQA<L you playing? 
FRED: I accompanied myself on acoustic guitar and played original material. It's hard 

to explain. . . 
NAZI: He was an early Marc Bolan. 

FRED: I played The Gasworks a few times. I had a steady gig at The Oxford Inn till it 
closed down. That was about four years ago. Then I was in jail for a while then I 
got into rock'n'roll - The Viletones. 
GARY: Your bass player Chris Hate used to be in a band called Everyday People that had 

an album out a few years ago, right? (&RT 9233- 1 00 %, H7/) 
NAZI: Yeah, he w as in them during their decline. 

GARY: What about Motor Mike, your drummer? 

FRED: He played in a few basement blues groups but he never did 

a gig till he joined with us. 
GARY: So how did The Viletones begin? 

NAZI: I put over four hundred dollars worth of ads in the paper 
and I never paid for one of them. I used a different name each 
time. The Viletones didn't meet on a dead-end street corner y' 
know. I mean, are you supposed to? 
GARY: Not in Toronto. 

NAZI: Our first bass player, Jackie Death: We kicked him out. His 
attitude wasn't where we were at. He said I was trying to be a 
Hitler - a dictator in the group. He didn't understand. He was 
sixteen or seventeen. It all shocked him. He's in jail now. 
GARY: Did you yourself have a concept laid out for the band or 
was it all a group decision? 
NAZI: I listen to what the others suggest but I get most of the ideas. I'm saying to 

them what they can't express. 
FRED: There was no real concept - We're just a rock'n'roll band. 
GARY: Were The Viletones inspired at all by the British punk boom when it first became 

known in Canada about a year and a half ago? 
FRED: That's a dangerous art school attitude. 
NAZI: Yeah, that's what that is. 

FRED: We were a rock band with short hair, and that's what made us different. 
GARY: Just the fact that you began playing in Toronto when all the bands that do call 
themselves Punk got you labelled as Punk yourselves I 
suppose. 
NAZI: We don't associate ourselves with any labels. We're 

The Viletones, that's all. 
FRED: Nobody can sound like us; nobody can rock like us. 
NAZI: Iggy Pop tried, but he failed. 
FRED: He got too old. 
GARY: What do you think about all these so-called Toronto 

punk bands? 
NAZI: Right from the start our competition has been in- 
ternational. We have no competition locally. Bands like 
The Ugly are definitely Viletones imitators. The Diodes 
imitate us more than anyone else in their appearance and 
their attitudes. They even quote me directly in their 
interviews: Credit my words to themselves! But it's too 
bad for them. It'll be the death of them. 
GARY: Has The Viletones' material been largely original 

all along? 
NAZI: Right from the start. I wrote five songs in under 

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'JAZI: We've got almost fifty songs now. 
GARY: You do the odd cover too, like The Dead Boys' 
"Sonic Reducer". 
JAZI: Yeah, but that' a parody. The joke hasn't caught 



Vocals DOG 
Bass CHRIS HATE 
Guitar FREDDIE POMPEII 
Drums MOTOR X 

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SideB 1 Possibilities 

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on yet I guess. 1 think The Dead Boys are Acrosmith/- 
they used to have hair down to their elbows and do Kiss ' 
Cheetah Chrome's real name is Eugene O'Connor and they 
are all super-square guys - I don't use the word 
"straight". They're hicks from Cleveland. That's like 
being irom Hamilton! 

*ARY: What lands do you like then? Are the majority 
British? y 

NAZI: Not British at all. I'm not interested in them at 
all. I like mid-Sixties American stuff like The Shon- 

car the whole scene. We've all been in street gangs except for Mike who's alwavs been 

G thIt? In AU9USt 19 " Y ° Ur reC ° rd CamS ° Ut (VUe 8 " 7) • Did ^ ou P ut U P V°« P™ money for 
NAZI: No, we had someone put up the money for us. The record's sold over ten thousand 
copies worldwxde and we haven't made any money from it at all. It all went to MegaMedia 
our old managers. Yeah, we got ripped off, but we learned and it's not gonna haPPen 

gIIVXTZ tlZT Tnt £r ° m , 919S t09> WS *"' t **»°»^° «»' oontracHith Meg^edia. 

(jaky . Are you handling yourselves now' ' 

FRED: (Clutcklnq kli ball*) I've been'handling myself for years' 

NAZI: We're moving to England on May 3,1978. The whole crew, and we're just gonna do it 
there. I mean, I can't believe some of the bands over there - so much shit! We've 
heard some rumours of The Clash's manager wanting us and Stiff Records are interested in 

MELODY M^KER *"" IT ^ W ^ ^ ^ ^ ' "^ *** ™ 4 ~" *" »°™ ™ 

MELODY MAKER, a great big full-page thing in SOUNDS. 

GARY: Jeremy Gluck did that SOUNDS article didn't he? 

NAZI: Yeah. He's in England now and he's gonna be our press agent coz he's got reallv 
tight connections with SNIFFIN GLUE... y 

FRED: ...and he gives great blow jobs. 

NAZI: This is it. We're gonna come back to Toronto as "From 
England: The Viletones". We're too ahead of our time for 
Toronto, like The Stooges in Detroit in 1969. There's nothing 
in New York - we've been there alot. 
GARY: What are The Viletones going to do to England? 
NAZI: We're going to show them what rock'n'roll is. We're going 
to ^ show them it's more than just spitting and a bunch of shit. 
We've got something to- deliver and we're gonna deliver it. I'm 
gonna give it my best ghot. There's nobody else in Toronto who 
could do this. The only local band that I think could stand a 
novelty chance of making it is The Curse. We've inspired them 
all though. We were very well known even before our first aiq 
FRED: Good PR man. 

NAZI: Yeah, I had all the PR ideas. We used to put Viletones 
posters up even though we weren't playing anywhere. All of us 
except Fred used to walk around in black leather jackets that 
said "Viletones" and "Viletonettes" on the back. We used to go 
to The Ontario College Of Art and get in as many fights as 
possible. 

JOHN: Yeah, I saw you get jumped at the OCA "3D" (Dishes/Diodes/ 

Doncasters) concert last spring and you fought till the end. I 

couldn't believe it! 
NAZI: I would not give. I still kept yelling "You little faggot 

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I believed in. I felt I was being treated 
very unfairly at that concert. But it was 
toman tic fighting, not greaseball fighting. 
I call West Side Story a romantic, cool way 
of fighting, and there's class involved. We 
were told we were the only group at the 
Crash' n' Burn who could take the audience's 
attention away from the band on stage, just 
by us being in the crowd. It's all P.T. 
Barnum, y'know. A lot of people thought we 
would break up because of the things I was 
doing. I swear to god I got more hacks on 
my chest than Igay has on his entire body. 
That's why I don't like to wear open shirts 
because sometimes when I look in the mirror 
and see how deep some of the gashes are on 
my arms and knees, and especially where I 
got knifed in the foot at CBGB's last summer, 
I get scared. 

3ARY: Why did you throw Freddy off your back 
while you were on stage at Max's Kansas City 
a few months ago? 

4AZI: Because I wanted to, and I was very 
drunk and I couldn't really hold him up on 
my shoulders and the ceiling at Max's is too 
low. Freddy was drunk too and couldn't keep 
his balance. It was a mistake, but I have no 
regrets about dropping him - I'm glad I did, 
but I'm sorry I hurt him. I didn't mean to. 

^RED: [f^eU-gning pain) I didn't get hurt... 

JAZI: I just wanted to show those jerk-off s at 
Max's that there is such a thing as rock'n' 
roll that isn't played by longhairs who wear 
black leather jackets day and night and blue 
jeans and tennis sneakers like The Ramones. 
And it worked. I was named one of the top 
twenty punk-rockers in New York City and I've 
only played there three times. I think that's 
an accomplishment. I'm proud of that. 

JARY: What are you after in terms of success? 

IAZI: I could use some money. I'd like a place 
to live that I could call Home and I'd like 
for the group to have good equipment. I'd 
like to stop having to break my back for kids 
who don't really care about us and come to 
see us for a circus act. I want some appre- 
ciation. That's my next goal and that's what 
I'll achieve. I've never been wrong. When I 
first started this group I told the guys "You 
are going to be famous and we ' re going to be 
on the cover of magazines'*. I haven't been 
wrong to them yet, and they haven't been 
wrong to me either. But things are going to 
change with The Viletones. Like I said, I'm 
not breaking my neck anymore. I don't even 
kick Fred anymore on stage because why should 
I? The audience doesn't care, so I'll leave 
him alone. Aside from that, he's playing the 
right chords now. 
;ARY: Are you going to kill yourself? 



NAZI: I will. 

GARY: When? 

NAZI: Before I'm twenty-three. I'm twenty 
now. I just can't see much more of this. 
I'm getting away with murder right now. 

GARY: What will happen to The Viletones? 

NAZI: What happened when Jim Morrison left 
The Doors? 

JOHN: And how did he leave? 

NAZI: Exactly. But I don't want to go till 
Freddy, Chris and Mike have enough money 
in royalties to carry themselves for a 
while. I'm not going to announce this or 
stage a special concert for it. Sometimes 
I get so depressed and down on myself 




during a show that it could happen the 
next time we play. I think Freddy will 
vouch for me. He knows me better than 
the other Viletones and he knows if I 
feel like doing something I'll do it. I 
got nothing to lose. It won't be the 
last you'll hear of me though after I do 
it. I'll probably be in Lillian Roxon's 
"Rock Encyclopedia" or something. You 
know, I want people to get plastic 
surgery so they can look like me. 

I'm the. boy boin faom TV, HiAtony made, a 
majityx Cj me, Stood I bleed &n all man- 
kind, Take, my body bat not my mind. Got 
the. gutA to commit Suicide, No one. kill 
me. iu6t P064 me bu. -"Rebel Unorthodox?' 



OLD RECORD STORES NEVER DIE... THEY JUST HOVE TO THEIR 
ACCOUNTANT'S OFFICE 

After eight years of non-stop disc dealing, Larry Round (nee 
Ellenson)has decided to sit the next one out. Forced to vacate by the 
creeping chrome chic of uptown trend-set squalor and not entirely 
clear as to what his latest incarnation should be, Larry seized the 
opportunity and made a clean break from THE BIZ . . . 

To fully appreciate the meaning and significance of Round Records; 



TAKE ONE 



ADD and MARRY 



MIX IN 



SEASON 



sun ripend, street-wise business major from 
California (the hairier the better). 

a level headed woman with a talent for keeping the utter 
chaos under control and the major details in order. 

a slightly manic, very knowledgable beanpole with well 
developed roots in Jazz and Blues. 



PLACE 



GARNISH 



with cannabis sativa, Lysergic Acid or toasted banana 
peels. 

in a tiny office space one flight high overlooking 
Bloor street west. Stock with carefully selected 
record albums and half-bake at very reasonable 
prices until successful. 

liberally with your choice of any New- ^ 
Age possibilities, perhaps a pop- 
festival or the Grateful Dead. 

Serve with a wine that is about to go sour. May we suggest a 
tasty Chateau Rochedale... 

Consider if you will the cultural mildew of the late 
1960's pertaining to record stores. In the beginning there 
was Yossarian's which like all good fly by night record 
stores did exactly that. But not before begatting 
Rochedale Records; a store with very low prices, all 
the latest bootlegs and a habit of closing for the 
day as soon as the staff had made enough money to 
pay themselves. Rochedale Records closed under 
mysterious circumstances. Some say it was because 
they were arrested for selling stolen records (which 
would explain the low prices) , others maintain it 
was because someone broke in and stole all their 
records (which is one way of looking at repossesion) . 





Larry sits in with Drastic Measures 
for a hot version of "96 Tears". 



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The Barroness of Vancouver 



Enter on the scene Larry, Barbara, and Ted Round who decided to try 

their hand at the wacky world of hip capitalism. The rest is history 

so either remember it for yourself or make it up as you go along. 

This is the way the record store ends 

Not with a bank but a party 



When Larry announced he was pulling the plug no one believed him. 
We certainly didn't (but then we found it hard to believe that Larry's 
cap wasn't sewn to his head). So to prove to everyone that his in-' 
tent ions were also true he decided to throw an industry apprecia- 
tion day gala testimonial buffet and sock hop. Unfortunately all the 
choice invitations were snapped up by CPI Cheap Thrills members, so 
the Pigs had to settle for standing room at the coat check. Anyone who was" 
anyone and quite a few nobodies and hanger-ons were there. The stars on 
hand to bid a fond farewell included; Larry LeBlanc, Carole Pope, Geddy 
Lee and The Marchesa Casati to name but a few. Music for the this cross- 
section of sub-culture throwbacks and industry bores was provided by the 
very nervous members of Drastic Measures. Messrs'. Pope, Dahl, Malone and 
Morgan put out superb Art-Rock. We strongly suggest you see them soon. 

The Pigs will especially miss Round Records. Right from our first 
issue back in the spring of 1976, Larry has been a source 
of reliable advice and constant encouragement. When no one 
else would even return our phone calls, Larry gave the 
Pig Paper rack space by the cash register and made sure 
that it was stocked. Larry and his staff built a store 
based on personal integrity and that integrity was maintained to 
the closing round. 





Don't let this woman's gentle nature 
fool you. Beneath that friendly facade 
beats the heart of a real mother. 




Round displays his 
sion of the future. 



Larry proudly displays the diamond ~J 
tiara... given to him by Larry LeBlanc. 



ANNIVERSARY 

Sandy 
is no Sex 
Pistol 



MANCHESTER, England 
(CP) — Celebrating 70 
years in show, business this 
year is Sandy Powell, the 
78-year-old Yorkshire come- 
dian whose droll whimsical 
humor is known to millions 
at home and overseas. 

Sandy first hit the boards 
in British vaudeville in 1908 
when he was only eight. He 
was billed as a boy soprano 
and the audience loved his 
singing. But what really 
fetched them was his shrill 
cry, addressed to the back 
of the gallery: "Can you 
hear me, mother?" 

"I'm not retiring," he 
said. "I like to earn a bob 
or two and it's nice that 
people still want me. I'm 
booked for the whole of this 
year and I get letters from 
all over the place. 

"I'm no Sex Pistol, but 
I'm still in show business 
and I still drive my own 
car." 



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I was pleased and a little sur- 
prised to see Jennifer Pette- 
place's letter, 'Punk rock not 
garbage', (The Spectator, Dec. 
30) defending punk rock. She 
understands punk rock and its 
forced reassessment of modern 
music. 

Many of the punk bands are 
discriminated against as the 
result of people's prejudiced atti- 
tudes towards this new form of 
rock and roll. A famous example 
of this is The Sex Pistols bein^ 
forced to tour England under 
assumed names because of ban- 
nings of their public performan- 
ces. The Sex Pistols were also 
refused admission to the U.S.A. 
and were given no explanation 
for the refusal. 

One reason for the discrimina- 
tion and the backward attitudes 
could be the exploitative and 
sensational reporting of punk 
rock on television and in newspa- 
pers. These reports deal with the 
exotic and unusual aspects of 
punk rock and do little to explain 
the reasons for its existence. 




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Rock'n'roll music, Lester Bangs 
eloquently states, is essentially nothing 
more than "a pile of raving shit". Or, as 
Andy Shernoff of The Dictators asserts 
less pointedly, "a bunch of tasteless 
crap". I bring forth these perceptive 
comments not to denigrate the music I 
slavishly adore, but rather to laud it 
and warn against the stifling desire of 
many to regard rock'n'roll far too seri- 
ously. The quintessence of our music is 
rarely evident in political, spiritual, 
or symphonic tracts. The heart of rock'n' 
roll beats in classics which are usually 
overlooked or, when they are rediscovered 
in certain circles, smothered in humorless 
fawning. I would endeavor, then, to offer 
several model State Of The Artless examples 
from this honorable but 
down-played "raving 
shit" category. Don't 
misunderstand me: The 
qualities I enumerate 
in these songs OWL un- 
quenchably brilliant. 
Each is its own best 
tribute. I advise the 
novice to hunt them 
down and urge the ex- 
perienced to thrill 
once more to the sweet 
strains of the greatest 
garbage the world has 
known. Let's resolve to 
take rock'n'roll more 
sportingly and allevi- 
ate it of the crippling 
weight it has been 
forced to bear. This 
couplet serves amply as our first objective 
lesson in the wacky world of three-chord 
nonsense: Vou can iiave. IJOUA HAJiq6 and UOUA 
diamond* too, kit 7 uxint ih a hjjng dang 
doo [Sam The. Sham And T/ie PhaAolrUi) . in the 
world of idiocy, Sam The Sham is what is 
known as a carrier. "Ring Dang Doo", though 
it has some credibility, is only one of 
Sam's many trendsetters in tripe. Others 
include "Little Red Riding Hood" which ends 
in shoddy sheep impressions and "The Hair 
On My Chinny Chin Chin", both of which re- 




vealed Top Forty music as the nursery 
rhyming pap it truly is. Recommended is 
MGM'S SAM THE SHAM'S GREATEST HITS, 
whose covers are hideous enough to keep 
it atop your most-played pile with def- 
inate persistence. "Let It All Hang Out" 
by The Hombre's, a Texan quartet, hit 
Number One through some incredible error 
in 1967. I hesitate to be so final but 
this lowly song, under three minutes, has 
less to say than the collected works of 
Sam The Sham. It is attQAlij 0A6iiUJl<L\ 
Completely backward playing and a whining, 
gangrenous vocal combine to prove The 
Hombres as probably the only rock'n'roll 
group in history to commit musical suicide 
and not only live, but flourish. The albuhi 




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is practically unbearable except for the 
title track. The cover portrays the band 
in a garbage dump. Take that as a lesson, 
pretentious artistes of the enlightened 
Seventies! Have you been as out front 
with your product? While the psychedelic 
explosian yielded thousands of awful 
groups, this decade has so far generated 
a relatively few very polished, contrived 
giants of rubbish. In the forefront is my 
own hero Gary Glitter, whose manager Mike 
Leander applies Hitler's concept of The 



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Big Lie to the hit parade. He bypasses lyrics 
altogether and merely piles one yell upon 
another into a clunking barrage of excess. 
Occasionally a verse slips in and gives way 
to lyrics like Wow.' I'm gonna Spend my li^l 
Rockin-and-a-iollin ^ you'll be my wif^i. if 
it wan't so dumb it might almost be romantic. 
On the other hand, a tinsel moose like Gary 
Glitter is hardly the one to inspire romance. 
Nevertheless, every record he has released is 
perfect. After all, the first one was, and 
they're all identical. Chin and Chapman 
(Chinni-Chap) , songwriters for Suzi Ouatro, 
The Sweet, and Mud, churn out scads of 
worthless tunes monthly. Some are totally in- 
sensible ("Can The Can", "48 Crash"), some 
are ambiguous but intelligible ("Ballroom 
Blitz") , and some are downright silly. T licit' 4 
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"Tiger Tiger", but 



somehow I doubt it. Alas though, it is the 
greatest rock' n' rollers in American History, 
The Beach Boys and Phil Spector, who set an 
example to live by. Spector shows us that 
genius is not necessarily analagous with 
literacy: Bobby, no, hi' 11 neve* do, Tommy, 
no, it i&n't him too ["Walking In Tm Rain") 
It isn't him too? Shouldn't that be lithlK? 
Ahh, I'm quibbling, I know.', But get around 
this: I love, you Eddy, But 60 dou> Betty ("I 
Love. Vou Eddy"). That's just a sample! Phil 
Spector gave way to The Beach 8>ys. I am con- 
stantly in awe of their early albums wherein 
ten out of twelve titles are about cars or, 
in other cases, girls. (Check out the LITTLE 
DEUCE COUPE album) . It would take a long- 
running series to document every Beach Boys 
lyrical pinnacle, but my favourites are "Car 
Crazy Cutie" (I gue.66 you miglit hay &hd'& a 
noddin' 6 dniam gal, loth o{\ help whin you 
mid it pal, But whin it comih to lovin, man 
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cjtian and gap thi plugh) and "All summer 
Long" [Vo you tinmejnbiA thi timi you hpiilid 



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blouAl?) . Add to these such runners-up as 
"Salt Lake City" and "Don't Back Down", and 
The Beach Boys emerge as simultaneously 
the greatest and stupidest group this side 
of the Atlantic, now and for all time! 
Which is what I wrote this whole rigamarole 
in aid of. Rock'n'roll is the music of 
youth, noted for their immaturity, so why 
should their music not be equally infantile? 
Just tell me where the following is any 
less brilliant that yer TOMMYs and triple- 
LP epics: 

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For an evening that looked doomed to failure, this PIGish night eventually sorted itself 
out of several trying situations. The PIGs, headed by Gary Pig's influence, managed to be 
the last three people allowed inside the packed club where The Runaways had just started 
their shoestring set. Marvin Goodaman of The E-Chords and yours truly settled in with I. 
Mants and Cindy Pig who'd beat us yoyos to the choice seats by a good two hours. The first 
buncha tunes by these teenymadamoiselles was the one with which I took to familiarize 
myself with my fabled surroundings (MICK JAGGER MAY HAVE DRANK HERE) and down a quick quart. 
But when The Runs marched back atop the tiny stage for the midnight show everyone (except 
Gary and Cindy who had business in Hannon) were in a more receptive mood. At my table 
alone sat Ralph Bomp-de-Bomb Alfonso ("The Diodes are playin with The Runaways soon y'know" 
he reminded us frequently), Steve Mahon of Teenage Head ("I had my picture taken with The 

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managed to cop many a quizzy 
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unidentified South African on 
a table top. I never condone 
the consumption of booze but 
tonight it helped open up the 
audience and I believe some 
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the first set all over again! 
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prowling around the stage and 
being sure to upstage new and 
not-too-lewd Run Vicki Blue. 
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chords using her neat bum and 
fluid mouth made for, umm, One 
Hell Of A Show... Sandy's blue 
eyed cherry, oops, Cheery grin 
provided a stark contrast to 
the toughshit stance of J.J. 
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ex-Turtles Flo & Eddie to bounce onstage for a hairy rendition of "Wild Thing" except maybe 
The Spanish Inquisition (Charisma CAS 1049). By this time The Elmo was going bonkers! Well, 
needles to say the male faction of the audience were the most aroused and agitated of the 
lot, even to the point of donating a shirt to the Cherie Currey Relief Fund. Hanging round 
outside later, I bumped into our heroines sardine their way into The Group Car bound but not 
bo und for a Detroit concert with The Ramones. They invited me inside for a lift... 



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is communicate what it's 
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10 KILLED REAL RADIO ? 



Radio station CFNY-FM, in an attempt to slash it's throat despite it's sound has axed another announcer 
from it's roster. The latest to be silenced in "Funny Radio's" play list purge was Dave"Daddy Cool"Booth, a 
man whose peers in local broadcasting could be counted on the digit finger of Larry LeBlanc's left hand. 

The origins of Dave Booth can be traced through popular myth to the back seat of a 1940 Wurlitzer. He was 
raised on the mud flats of the Mississippi Delta by his uncle, the semi-legendary blues master Blind Magic Till. 
Booth led a normal sort of life until one day something very weird happened to him. While returning home one 
night from the local roadhouse he sighted and made contact with an unidentified flying saucer. Booth described 
what he saw as a shiny black platter-shaped object measuring perhaps 60 feet in diameter but only one foot thick. 
It bore no markings but it did display a deep spiral and groove cut into its underside and a hole through its 
centre. The craft which seemed to spin on its axis, rotating once every couple of seconds, emitting an 
unearthly music which Dave described as a "real gone sound". Booth also claims to have had met the craft's 
sole occupant whom he described as a dark-skinned, handsome man with slicked back hair, who carried his guitar 
in a cotton sack and walked like a duck. Booth was never quite the same after that night and began to wander 
the countryside in search of the "real gone sound" he had heard that fateful night. For some reason he found 
that "sound" in Kitchener, Ontario, where he also found a wife, two kids, a job at Sam The Record Man, a part 
time radio show on station CHYM, a reputation that carried weight in such respectable joints as Don's Discs, 
and an unbounded admiration for Bill Haley. So much for popular myth. 

The news of Booth's signing to CFNY last September was enthusiasticly received by attentive ears who felt 
that at last a true alternative to the mindless musical blitherings of CHUM and it's clone Q-107 was being 
established. Little did anyone realize that Harold and Les Allen, the owners of CFNY, were well on their way 
to prove once again that people with more money than brains should keep their little fingers out of the currant 
bun. Who else would launch a radio station and then discover that their transmitter had been built out of 
alignment, meaning that the majority of people living in the Toronto core could not receive the station's 
signal? That fiasco was followed up with an embarassingly small and ineffective promo campaign which seemed 
to leave the Allen Brothers baffled as to why their station had succeded in attracting only two percent of 
the available listening audience. The next step in this dance of the crazed sugar daddies called for a scape- 
goat. Enter David Pritchard, whose head rolled thanks to the ratings racket; enter Reiner Swartz , who shocked 
his listeners by quitting on air; enter Dave Booth... 

The final confrontation between station management and Dave Booth, which had been building for some time, 
reached crisis proportions on or near the Ides of March when Dave was put on a strict play list in an effort 
to force him to quit. Booth had successfully ignored the station's "suggested play list". When records that 
did not match CFNY's fuzzy self conception of radio were "thinned out" of the station library to prevent air 
play, Booth (considered by many to have one of the best and largest record collections in the Toronto area) 
simply brought the records from home and played them. Latter when station management began placing purple dots 
next to the song titles deemed acceptable for air play, Booth continued to play what people asked to hear, 
needed to hear or should hear. Imagine if you will the absurdity of Booth announcing up coming concert dates 
for The Jam but not being able to play any of their records because they did not appear on that weeks play list. 
On the afternoon of March 21, Booth was called at home and told not to bother coming in for his show. He 
had been, as they say, replaced. Obviously his open criticism of station policy had reached the right 
ears. The saddest part in all of this may be that CFNY continues to claim that their DJs have 100% option 
over the material they play, (the key word in case you missed it is "option"). A station manager was overheard 
to remark; "We're not interested in a demographic listening audience, we want to appeal to the universe" (you 
heard right folks - the Universe). A spokesman for the station when asked to comment on Booth's firing 
said that he felt Dave was unhappy at CFNY and that his problems with the station stemmed from the fact that 
he did not provide a broad enough spectrum for his listeners. Anyone who tuned in Dave's program regularly 
or has had the pleasure of meeting the man will recognize that comment as a flagrant lie. 

Dave Booth has probably done more for music and musicians in the last six months than Sam the Record Man 
has done in the last ten years. Booth's prime time air play of demo tapes by unsigned bands (Teenage Head, 
Battered Wives, Poles, Diodes) and his behind-the-scene hustling of industry support for new music was 
unparalleled anywhere. When Booth found his desire to provide his listeners with the latest music imports 
a financial strain he took a part-time job at PJ Records in exchange for records. He was the first to play 
the Sex Pistols' album on Toronto radio. Dave Booth is without question the best disc jockey in the 
Toronto area. His dedication to music and musicians, his precise and accurate knowledge of facts and 
scenes behind the music he played, and the positive intensity and his true love for all types of music 
which he infused into his programs, will be greatly missed. 

We trust that someone out there will wake up and put Dave Booth back where he belongs... ON AIR! 



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In late January 1978 I got this phone call from Ralph 
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house in Brooklyn to tell me The Diodes were coming to New 
York to play a club called The Great Gildersleeves (practically next 
door to CBGBs) . He invited me down to see them and interview them the 
following day. I agreed to do both. TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21 1978: I get 
to the club at eight so I can get a good seat. I needn't have both- 
ered as there were only about ten people in the audience. And The 

Diodes were nowhere in sight! The group they were to share 
the bill with, Uncle Son (yawn) , set up their equip and 
did three songs as a sound-check. NINE-THIRTY and still 
no sign of The Diodes. I got so desperate I started to 
watch Laverne And Shirley on the TV at the bar. The 
anager of Uncle Son comes over to me and says "Are you 
waiting for one of the bands?" and I say "Diodes". "Oh, 
they cancelled, but why don't you stick around and see 
Uncle Son" was his reply. "Nah, they suck". "They aren't bad". "Are 
you kidding? I saw their sound-check and they Auck" . He walked away 
and I walked out. Figuring my night was shot, I decided to see who 
was playing at CBGBs. It seemed The Blessed were headlining and I 
hadn't seen them yet but heard they were great. I bopped in and got 
a seat next to this bunch of smart-asses who "came to see 
\the freaks". I ignored them. When they started shouting 
things like "Do your guidance counsellors know what 
j you're doing" and "Go back to New Jersey" I told them 
/to get the fuck out before they got hurt. Now, I'm not 
/an imposing figure, but they beat it the hell out of 
there. The Blessed played their top hit "Kindegarten Erec- 
a slew of others. They got the celebrity-packed (Michael 
Terese - Ramones Fan Club, Walter Lure - Heartbreakers, Elvis Costello) 
crowd hopping. Next on stage was a group called Waldo And The Electric 
Weirdos which included a CBGBs waitress, Allison. Every once in awhile 
someone in the audience would shout out "Hey, Allison!" and she'd stop 
playing and shout back "Whaddya want?" Real cool. Then up 

jumps Russell and Tish of The Sick Fucks. What a night! I'm 
almost glad The Diodes - remember The Diodes? This is an 
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THE HEARTBREAKERS 

(Track Import 2409-218) 

I remember in high 
school that the shop 
teacher didn't like me 
very much because I had 
this habit of getting a 
few people together at 
the anvil and then hav- 
ing them pound together 
in unison and shout Hey 

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SOUTH KENSINGTON % 

while "It's Not Enough" 



one that hinted I should 
see a shrink after she 
read an essay of mine 
that was sort of a Blank 
Generation type of thing 
so now that you readers 
know what kind of cretin 
is writing this little 
jobber, I can go on and 
tell you that. I heard a 
great song a few times 
last summer that was 60 
that even after hea 



is sort of a combination 
of Teenage Head's "Kissa 
My Face" and Creedence 
Clearwater Revival's 
"Who Will Stop The Rain". 
A cute little rocker 
called "All By Myself", 
which in no way should be 
confused with the disgus- 
ing Eric Carmen song of 



A tonic to the nation? Many Britishers don't think so. But, 
then, what do they know. 



which in no way should be 
confused with the great 
Venturers song of the same 
name. Generally, this LP 
is just amazing rock'n'roll 
and it kicks ya in the head 
the same way a bunch of 
goons pounding on an anvil 
would. But, to quote Shaun 
Cassidy, "That's rock'n' 



m 

Lng the Pistols album, 
after seeing and hearing 
The Ramones, Teenage Head, 
The Viletones and The Dead 
Boys, this one song was 
still stuck in my mind. 
That song is "Chinese 
Rocks" by The Heartbrea- 
kers and now the 'Break- 
ers have their debut album 
out. This group includes 
Johnny Thunders and Jerry 
Nolan from the great late 
New York Dolls. Walter 
i Lure , on second lead gui- 
tar, and Billy Rath on 
bass finish off the gang 
who can claim that they 
actually toured with The 
Sex Pistols and yet were 
never invited on TV to 
spit and swear. Anyway, 
the album is great. It 
starts with "Born To Lose" 
(or "Born Too Loose" as 
it's called on the jacket. 
I like that title better) . 
It's a great little number 
featuring chunky quitars 
and real cool vocals. 
"Baby Talk", which in no 

Are we there yet? Jerry Nol 
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same name, plus 
"Chinese Rocks" complete 
Side One. As I said before 
"Chinese Rocks" is the 
most memorable song I've 
heard in a long time. It 
kicks off with a riff that 
has its origins in Kiss 
but the riff ends abruptly 
and they start singing 
while the drums are just 
thundering like nothing 
you've ever heard. Then 
there's the chorus - 
again featuring great drum? 
work. This song drives me 
nuts and the only other 
things that can drive me 
so crazy are The Sex Pis- 
tols, Teenage Head live, 
Get Smart, RAW POWER, Ed 
McMahon, The Gonq Show, 
and Monty Python. And 
that's just Side One! 
Side Two is just as great 
with the greatest being 
"Get Off The Phone", "I 
Love You", "One Track 
Mind", and "Let's Go", 

an, Billy Rath, Walter Lure, and 
kilometer from Knightsbridge 




roll" because qfi&cut rock' 
roll is played with guts 
it is played out, not 
thought out - too much 
thinking will kill you, so 
don't think about rock'n' 
roll, just do it. And while 
you're in the rock'n'roll 
mood, get this record. 

-Arnold The Pig 

The boys stop for a rest on their jaunt in the London 
afternoon. 



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PIG 

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NYC's one and only heartbreakingest band, The Heartbreakers, flew to London to join 
the Sex Pistols and the Clash for a tour of England that is already spoken of as one of 
the legendary moments in rock & roll by those who know. 



THE RICH KIDS "RICH KIDS"/"EMPTY WORDS" (EMI 2738) : 
A hot (red vinyl) debut from (S) ex-Pistol Glen 
Matlock's Revenge. "Rich Kids"(the song) is the 
best I've heard since "Keys To Your Heart-Heart". 
"Empty Words" is, though. Rich Kids (the group) , 
i despite bad concert review after bad concert re- 
view in the British press, seem worthy of succ- 
eeding in their mission of replacing punk with 
pop. TEW OIWKS 



, THE MONKEES MORE OF THE MONKEES (Arista IES-80453) 




XTC WHITE MUSIC (Virgin V-2095) : 

predicted nobody could top last season's XTC 3D. S 
Somebody did. XTC. (Dear Jean-Marie Heimrath: For. 
god's sake sign this band to Polydor-Canada) . All; 
I can tell you shoppers out there is Never Mind 
The Pistols: XTC have an LP out. TEW OINKS 

Johnny lounges before showtime. 



HE CAH 



This re-issue of Davy , Mickey, Mike&Pete' s all-time 
best LP - one of the greatest records ever - has 
restored my confidence in Clive Davis and the 
Japanese, who re-issued it. The joy of hearing 
"Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) " and "Mary Mary" 
again is nearly enough to make me forget Pearl 
Harbour. TEN OINKS 

(EDDIE AND) THE (HOT) RODS LIFE ON THE LINE (Island 
ILPS-9059) : Not as foot-tapping as TEENAGE 
DEPRESSION. Odd, since "Do Anything You Wanna Do" 
is by far their terrificest cut. SEVEN OINKS 

BLOWFISH IN THE NEW WAVE (Varulven BLO-1) : Jeremy 
should've stuck this in his Stupid Songs column. 
But I must admit this collection of National 
Lampoon Radio Hour outf lakes is endearing. After 
all, with subjects like George Harrison and The 
Ramones, comedy can't. Send your S2 cheque to 
Paul Lovell, PO Box 132, Chesnut Hill, MA 02617. 
You'll get lotsa junk for money, plus the disc. 
TEN GRUNTS 



THE CRABWALK"/"(Y0U WEREN'T) BORN 




THE MOTORS , PENETRATION , THE TABLE , AVANT GARDNER , XTC , 
ROKY ERICKS0N , P0ET AND THE ROOTS , X-RAY SPEX on a 
big ten-inch record called GUILLOTINE (Virgin VCL- 

5001): They've finally run out of record sizes. 

The scores, in order, TEN, ETGHT, SEVEN, TWO, TEN, 

SEVEN, ZERO, TEN OINKS 



YESTERDAY"/"OVER MY DEAD BODY"/"SEX WAS THE ONLY 
WAY OUT" (BI-R get it? "Bull OuK" 001) : Latest 
from the latest Ontario College Of Art-rockers. 
A funny sleeve and record company name, a dance 
craze, an ex-Diode on bass... These fellas have 
sure come a long way since their "Sardines Are 
Useless" daze last summer. In the words of 
Gerry Marsden, I like it, I like it. NINE OINKS 
Get Yours at 613A College Street No. 3, Toronto 






PATTI SMITH (GROUP) EASTER (Arista AB-4171) : Her/ 
their best yet. Good to see someone else saw 
Peter Watkin's cinematic mildstone "Privilege". 
Neet underarm hair too. SEVEN OINKS 

THE RUTLES ALL YOU NEED IS CASH (Warners HS-3151) : 
How great to have The Album Of The Year out in 
March! Their mock-Merseybeat beats the newave 
hands down, though the joke wears thin by the end 
of Side One. Is it the new Bonzo Dog Band and/or 
Flamin Groovies album? EIGHT OINKS 



Johnny gets ready to go to the theater. 

THE DAMNED MUSIC FOR PLEASURE (Stiff SEEZ-5) : Boy, 
I prefer changing the kitty litter in the dark 
than listening to this. OWE 01NK (coz Rat ScabitA \ 
had the &en&e to bleak up the band) 

IGGY POP AND JAMES WILLIAMSON KILL CITY I'll levieul\ 

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With-it punks would 've discovered these dingoes 
over a year ago on Rock Scene magazine's More New 
Bands page and subsequently sought out one or 
more of the dozens of pressings of their nine- 
oink album (I'M) STRANDED. Well, while we continue 
to flood their fan club with requests for a North 
American tour, an EP comes our way. Killer covers 
of two of their own ("One Way Street", "Demolition" 
Girl") and two of their past ("Lipstick On Your 
Collar", "River Deep Mountain High") and, if you 
shop at the Record Peddlar, a gear PS. TEW OINKS 



k^sCand Johnny talked about the reaction of the British 
press to the Heartbreakers, Sex Pistols, and Clash. 

Woyit ijoan. Kzcofidftapo. icviewzd? 
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ERIC BURDON SURVIVOR (Polydor 2302-078) : Remnants 
of the Original Animals, the New Animals, The 
Eric Burdon Band plus several note-ables from 
The History Of British Blues annals join forces 
to prove Eric's still got his untouchable Club 
Go Go gr owl. No, it' s not punk. SEVEN OINKS 



VARIOUS ARTISTS GEEF VOOR NEW WAVE (Ariola 25541-ET) : 
One of the longest-standing acts in the biz go punk 
with wicked renditions of "Roadrunner" , "Motorhead", 
The Specs' "I'm On Fire" and (talk about Cash-In) 
"Pretty Vacant". Not as good as their 1964 Capitol 
release SMASHING SMASHERS FROM ENGLAND. SIX OINKS 
NICK LOWE JESUS OF COOL (Radar RAD-1) : What a letdown 
from his delicious BOWI EP! J OF C is nothing more 
than a batch of Beach Boys and Jimmy Cliff imita- 
tions in an op art sleeve. I never thought such a 
genius could stoop so lowe. FIVE AWP A OUARTER OINKS 
MONTRECO IN THE NEW WAVE (THREE-DISCOMIX SET) 
A Montreal firm has somehow acquired the rights to 
three (that I know of) releases, packaged them in 
suede-o punk black 'n' white, and tossed them at an un- 
suspecting market. Here they are: 

(1) VENUS AND THE RAZOR BLADES "(I WANNA BE) WHERE THE 
BOYS ARE"/"DOG FOOD"/"PUNK-A-RAMA"/" ALRIGHT YOU 
GUYS" (Montreco EPMRC-3001) : I can hardly wait till 
Kim Fowley gets his hands on Teenage Head's tapes 
FOUR OIWKS 
(2) VILETONES "SCREAMING FIST"/"POSSIBILITIES"/"REBEL" 
(Montreco EPMRC-3006) : Even better than the Vile 
issue (see page 14) thanks to a twelve-inch's in- 
creased volume possibilities. Still the best from 
Canada, needless to say. TEW OIWKS AT LEAST 
(3) ACTION "TV'S ON THE BLINK"/"DOWN TOWN BOY"/"WAITING 
FOR THE MAN"/"DO THE STRANGLE" (Montreco EPMRC-3007) 
Good solid r'n'r in the tradition of Johnny Moped 
and the Rods. Sounds Canadian too. SEVEN OINKS 




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to get the shove in place of trend monster Debra Kadaver? . . .when in 

Toronto Greg Shaw of Bomp stays with the B-Girls much to Ralph 

Alfonzo'z consternation is Mr. Shaw setting up a tour with 

those Bad Blonde Gurlz and the Romantics pause for screaming... 

...but what about Ms.Rochas country and western career? ... seems 
daddy Mort the jingle meister was willing to invest and Diode John 
Hamilton and Tone Chris Hate were writing material, but hold on 

to your birth certificate Laura Lee Ross has a nice ring to it 

seems Runaways Joan Jett and Sandy West look down upon the weaker 

sex(that's boys to you) while Lita Ford likes to beat them up... 

...poor Vicki Blue thinks she's with a bunccha loonies Remember 

I what yhey did to poor Jackie Fox the Romantics are all over 25 

pas it on Diodes (you remember them) dropped by CBS world-wide? 

Whaddaya mean they're the biggest selling CBS import in the US 

next to the Clash and Zon Paul spotted in trendy but boys-only 

disco (that's right) Le Jardin in Montrea 1 . . .Mi ke of the^Dishes is 

Coca-Cola's official billboard boy for summer '78 he's also 

on a box of body filler Elvis Costel lo was very nice to Cindy 

of the Denteens, thank-you, and did not do any of those horrid things 

leveryone's talking about however, the Attractions were less than 

Igentlemen to the other Denteens yes, the Denteens are from 

iThornhill and have completely eclipsed the Dents even played 

I the Isabella with the Curse one-song repetoi re :The Locomotion 

labetted bt aging Dish made them appear like a punk Staple Singers... 

I ..OK kids, back into the truck the Curse are not contaminated 

Iwith social disease, only social upheaval Dr. Bourque working on her 

Idoctorate by correspondence and isn't that Dave Stone (likely name) 

lot" Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (big in Japan) behind the console for 

| the Curse? and one of the Stampeders Jane Freidman to your 

|reporter(she manages Patti Smith TV and Cale) about Poles: 1 haven't 

| heard them. Mi chael e sez they're the biggest group in Canada cough.. 

| .Teen-age Head single due? Battered Wives at the Jam still 

| boring General Idea of FILE:Punk til you Puke on tour in Europe 

| courtesy External Affairs shake-up in the Muf f i ns : ba 1 d i ng Eno figure 

■Jackie Dave Mylar splits to be replaced by yet another girl named Martha 

I does this make them the Marthas and the Muffins low prof i le 

f Muffin Carl maybe indistinct on stage but his bank balance looms mighty... 
he just purchased a $100,000 home in (wherelse?) Thornh i 1 1 ... those 

investments in Curse and Dishes records must be paying off nothing to 

say about the New Japs except guitarist Jimmy Jack Splatt to make ^ the 
move from home in Thornhill (what is it about this burg?) to a slip at 

the Toronto Yacht Club where his new cabin cruiser waits and don t slip 

on the dock with the empt i es , J i mbo Johnny Johnny and the 3 G-Men spot; 

Country Bob to get his ha i rcut? . . . . t rendy L'ori Ental at the scissors... 

and what's this about Johnny not taking showers properly you put 

the shower curtain inside the tub. ...gotta mop Rough Trade have quietly 

evaporated after a testy time in the courts .... Carol e n Kevan go solo. 

it's about time. ...anything to say about Goddo's "Carole, Kiss My Wh i p 7 
'". "No" yawned the dyke by default. .. .and little brother Howard Pope ma long 

quite the splash with Drastic Measures watch out Tony Silly Malone 

may appear asleep, but Ian of the Diodes still works at the Peter Pan 

when not touring the Orient Dav^Buchan of Geek/Chic and Fashion Burn 

fame working on TV show under the new alias LaMonte del Monte ...the show? 

Fruit Cocktail5,of course nothing to say about the Cads, dad 

but Bag Asteroid (aka Buck Oysteroyd and his Bagaroos) should be cautious 

about married women Machine Rock is Jeffrey Morgan he wrote a rave 

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Ranti C1NVY PIG 

ConVUbuting Editor : 
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SERLING,DAVW MARKS 

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GARY PIG 

No long list of Thank 
Yous this issue except 
to the growing number 
of you who have begun 
to realize what we're 
here for and respond 
with stories, pics, 
suggestions, and help. 
In place of the Thank 
Yous, a reminder that 
PIG Records (with big 
distribution schemes 
accomodating all major 
markets!) is looking 
for talent. Send your 
tapes, hype, etc. to 
PIG PRODUCTIONS, 70 
COTTON DRIVE, MISSISS- 
AUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA, 
L5G 1Z9. Those who 
already have now own 
Dodge Estate Wagons 1 
And to all you poten- 
tial pigs out there, 
Keep those cards and 
letters (and gossip 
and stories and pics 
and reviews and one 
dollar bills) coming 1 
The better you do the 
better we do, under- 
stand? And I PROMISE 
I'll have the next PP 
out on time this time. 
PS: Contributions are 
now being accepted for 
the SEND THE PIGS TO 
SUNNY CALIFORNIA Fund. 



Dear Gary, 

Thanks for PP#7. Like it very much. Outside of 
LA, Toronto seems to be the most exciting scene in 
N.America, and I'm very anxious to check it out one 
of these days. I hope to come there within the next 
couple months. I've been very impressed with almost 
all the Toronto groups I've heard. My favourite is 
The B-Girls, although I haven't heard them. I just 
have a feeling I'm gonna love 'em. I like #7 very 
much, as I said. Great to see Stanley Frank (my 
hero) written about in a punk magazine, great to 
see The Beechnuts in PIG's Top Ten, great to see 
Freddie & The Dreamers and The Hollies. Hope to see 
something on KILL CITY in PP8. 

Hope to hear from you soon, 

Greg Shaw 

g,0MP Magazine, BOMP Records, BOMPBooks 




ItTIlRS TO SIMPIY SAUCIR 

Hi ! 

My name is Sherry. Please give this letter to 
the guy who was wearing a white scarf who had long 
hair cut in angel wings. In ROCK SCENE Magazine. 
Dear Victim, 

I love to do all these deliciously painful things 
to you that make you writhe and groan in ecstacy. My 
7-inch platforms are at the ready should you be in 
the mood for heavy sport. And my mouth is there to 
tell you all the horrible things you thought you'd 
never hear (but love hearing!). I can see you from 
the corners of my eyes and I know what you do when 
the lights go out. I bleed for you and you wonder if 
I'm crazy. I am. 

Love , Sherry 
I love you. You don't know me but I love you. I have 
brown hair and eyes. I'm 5 feet 4 inches. And I weigh 
93 lbs. Would you come to my band banquet. Please!?! 
I love you, your gorgeous. Are you married. Bring the 
other members of Simply Saucer they would have a good 
time. We can get some "Coke" /'Columbian" , or "Redbud". 
"Speed" or anything else you want but it will be this 
summer. Send me a picture of you I'll send you one of 
me. I really want to meet you. Why don't you come to 
Alabama it's a little warmer down here. Theirs lots of 
places to play. Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, 
Mobile and theirs lots of places in states around Ala. 
like Nashville Tenn, Chattanooga Tenn. Atlanta Georgia 

etc. Stevenson is a small place 
but people are friendly. I was 
planning on going to Canada this 
summer with one of my friends but 
we don't know anyone up there 
except a few of my cousins in 
Quebec. I want Simply Saucer to 
make it big to really go places 
but if you do I'll never see you. 
Come on down for the winter. I 
want you to come to my band banquet) 
Come over to my house. I have my 
own room. I love you. 

Sherry) 
PS: I love red roses. 



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